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4 ways you can help refugees right now

Last week, the news broke that President Trump had signed an Executive Order slamming America’s door on refugees.

This harmful and discriminatory act goes against our core values at Oxfam. Americans and people across the world are outraged, and they’re making themselves heard through all variety of actions from protests to court actions.

In the midst of this uncertainty, one thing is clear: Oxfam will not back down when it comes to standing up for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Send a letter

Speak out against the refugee ban by sending a letter to Bill English asking him to firmly condemn Trump’s ban.
Take action

Make a donation

While we are fighting to protect the refugee resettlement program and the rights of those who have made it to the US, the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq are still raging and continue to force people from their homes. Oxfam is providing essential supplies to those in need, and working to provide clean water and sanitation so they can remain healthy. We’ve also joined with the ACLU and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office to bring forth a lawsuit challenging Trump’s executive order, which jeopardizes our lifesaving work in response to some of the world’s worst crises. We need your help to continue to meet the critical needs of refugees and to support families struggling to overcome poverty around the world.
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Stand as one

People all around the world are joining together to speak out against this harmful Executive Order and the hateful rhetoric surrounding it. Think about what small or large act you can do to stand at one with the immigrants and refugees facing this discrimination. Share the stories of refugees or send a link to a friend. Or why not grab some of your neighbours and spread the message that refugees are welcome.

Volunteer your time

Many organizations that help refugees through the resettlement process need volunteers to do things like mentoring newly arrived families, tutoring, or assisting with childcare during English classes. Contact the Red Cross to learn about how you can become a volunteer.